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Marine Corps Marathon to be held as scheduled after shutdown

9:21 AM, Oct 17, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The 38th Marine Corps Marathon will be held as scheduled after being threatened by the government shutdown.

Director of the Marathon, Richard Nealis released the following statement:

A special thank you to MCM and MCM10K participants for your patience during the recent period of uncertainty. 

It is with great pleasure that the MCM can officially announce we are on. We are SO on. See you at the start line!

The Marathon is scheduled for next Sunday, October 27th. Because most of the course is on Federal land, the Marathon's organizers and participants were waiting anxiously for Congress to end the shutdown.

 

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